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Piranesi Collection

A small collection of works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78), given by Samuel Angell (c.1858). These books contain some of the finest examples of engraved plates ever executed. They include a complete set of loose plates of the Carceri (6 plates) and the Vedute di Roma (44 plates, 1762?), originally in a magnificent large red leather box. The thirteen large folio bound volumes include the Antichita d'albano e di Castel Gandalfo (1764), Le antichità Roma (1756), Diverse maniere d'adornare (1769), and Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne et ornamenti antichi (1778).